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2023 DB Terrance Love already has double-digit offers

Terrance Love is a name to know.

He is a 6-foot-2, 195 pound defensive back with elite athleticism and he is only a freshman. His recruitment got started very early.

Duke was first to offer. That came in late in November and Tennessee offered right after the Blue Devils. Fast forward into 2020 and Love has added offers from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan and Texas A&M.

With four months to go in his freshman year at Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes, 11 schools have offered.

"Having offers is humbling and it is just making me strive to be better and want to improve," said Love. "When I get on the field, I want to do great, so this is all motivation for me.

"I have put in a lot of hard work, so these offers haven't really surprised me. I did not know how many would come and which schools would offer early, but this is not a shock to me. I am dedicated to the game, I grind all the time and I expected the offers to come."

Love's size stands out, and that will draw college coaches towards this 2023 prospect immediately, but he is also a smart player, a physical player and a big defensive back with ball skills.

He grew up playing quarterback and playing offense at a younger age helps him on defense now.

"I would say my IQ is the best part of my game. You see things differently when you play quarterback, so having an idea what he is looking at now playing defensive back helps me a lot. I read his eyes, I know what he is thinking and I think having that knowledge is a big advantage for me."

It is still extremely early for Love and he is one athlete that does not watch a lot of college football or NFL. He is focused on his game, improving that, and he has not gotten out much yet.

"I don't really know much about any of the schools on my offer list yet," said Love. "I do plan to get out in the spring and summer. I will probably visit Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clemson and a few others.

"I went to games at Auburn and Georgia Tech during the season and I had a good time at each school, but I do not know a lot about either one of them yet.

"I am going to take things slow and I am looking forward to finding my next family. I want to go in, feel like family and find a place I can call home. Those things will be important to me.

"My next journey has started and I will taking a lot of visits and starting a lot of new relationships this year."

Love finished his freshman season with 55 tackles, 9 pass break-ups and 1 interception.